Considering new carpet for your home? It’s best to think about your lifestyle and the wear and tear you put on your flooring. Do you have kids, pets, lots of traffic? All of these factors can play into what type of carpet is best for your home and the rooms in which you’re putting it. You will want to keep in mind the fiber, twist, and density to find the best type of carpet for your home.
What do the terms fiber, twist, and density mean when talking about carpet?
- Fiber: Natural or synthetic fiber is converted to yarn and then locked into a backing to form the pile or surface that you walk on.
- Twist: The twist of the carpet describes the binding of the yarn itself. The tighter the twist the more the carpet will resist changes in appearance and texture such as high traffic areas or marks from furniture.
- Density: The density of carpet refers to the amount of material in the carpet and how close the tufts are to one another. To test the density of a carpet, you can press your fingers on the carpet and try to reach the carpet backing. Another method to test density is to bend the carpet to see how much of the backing shows; the less backing you see with either method of testing the denser the carpet.
What is Stainmaster carpet exactly, and what makes it a popular choice?
Stainmaster simply refers to any type of rug or carpeting manufactured by the Stainmaster brand. The company also produces hardwood flooring and cleaning products. The Stainmaster company puts extra effort into producing products that are made to deliver a long-lasting, highly stain-resistant floor.
Stainmaster carpets are made of one of the most durable materials available on the market, Nylon 6.6. Nylon 6.6 is reinforced with Teflon. You may have heard of Teflon before because it is the same material used to make high-quality non-stick pots and pans. It repels dirt and grease very well. Nylon 6.6 and a few other (secret) components of Stainmaster carpets help to make it highly durable, stain-resistant, and able to outlast other carpet brands.
Many homeowners go with Stainmaster® carpet because it is one of the most durable and easy to clean carpets on the market.
Stainmaster® offers several different types of carpets depending on the usage. The Active Family line is one of the most durable and easy to clean making it the ultimate choice for families with small children or dogs running in and out of the house. TruSoft is true to its name by being one of the softest carpets available. It’s perfect for bedrooms or vanity areas. Solar Max resists fading in intense sunlight so it great for rooms with large windows or areas in direct sunlight. The Essentials line provides a simple stain and soil protection for everyday usage.
So, is Stainmaster carpet worth the Investment?
In the carpet world, Stainmaster is known as a high-quality carpet brand. It is known for its vivid color, plush texture, and most of all for its stain resistant capabilities. Since it is a well-known high-quality brand, Stainmaster will cost more than other brands of carpet. What you pay upfront could end up saving you much more money in the long run where cleaning and replacing are concerned.
Stainmaster® carpets do carry warranties and require steam cleaning at least every 18 months. It’s a good idea to treat stains right when they happen even though the carpet is made to resist stains.
For carpet cleaning in Mountlake Terrace and surrounding areas make an appointment online or over the phone with All Kleen.